Accession Number : AD0910697

Title :   Test and Evaluation of Oil Water Separation Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 72,

Corporate Author : HOLT (BEN) CO PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Sims, Anker V.

Report Date : 08 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A test program was performed to evaluate the performance of individual oil-water separation devices and a series combination of those devices. Twenty-seven test runs were made to evaluate four oil-water separating devices and a combined unit consisting of three of the devices in series. The Heil parallel plate gravity separator was tested in a series of five runs using a seawater feed containing varying amounts of a mixed oil feed consisting of varying ratios of Navy Special Fuel Oil (NSFO) and Navy Slops. The Fram Coalescing Filter separator was tested in a series of seven runs using a seawater feed containing varying amounts of NSFO. The SRS separator was tested in a series of four runs using a seawater feed containing varying amounts of NSFO. A Carbon Column was tested in a series of seven runs using a seawater-oil emulsion containing varying amounts of NSFO and one of three surfactants. Four test runs were made on a combined unit consisting of the Heil separator, the SRS separator, and the Carbon Column in series. Feed was seawater, at 20 gpm, containing varying amounts of a mixed feed consisting of NSFO, slops, and surfactant. Performance in terms of oil and surfactant removal was satisfactory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OILS), (*SEA WATER, WATER POLLUTION), (*WATER POLLUTION, (*MATERIAL SEPARATION, WATER POLLUTION), SEPARATION, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, WATER, MARINE ENGINEERING, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, GRAVITY, OIL FILTERS, CARBON, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, ADSORPTION, COLLOIDS, DISPOSAL.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE